Moonlight On Leith

Theatre (comedy, modern)

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  • theSpaceTriplex - Jenner Theatre
  • 14:50
  • Aug 27
  • 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Suitability: 14+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - Scotland
  • Group: New Celts productions and REDCAP Theatre
  • Warnings and additional info: Strong language/swearing
  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 1 year


In Laila Noble and Emilie Robson’s award-winning play inspired by the Save Leith Walk campaign, REDCAP Theatre, graduates of Edinburgh Napier, dive into the heart of Leith’s vibrant community. Guided by lyrical prose and dialogue full of hilarity, we meet a flurry of personalities whose lives are illuminated by the moonlight and seen in glimpses between the golden sandstone and the snouting depths of Leith. Through a narrative composed of warmth, wisdom and wit REDCAP Theatre deliver an ode to the lives of Leither’s, from the bustle of The Walk to the stillness of The Shore.

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: One step at main entrance, platform lift to space
  • Wheelchair access type: Platform Lift

  • Stairs: 1
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

Each venue can contain several space with different accessibly information. Visit the venue page for full venue accessibility info

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  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Julia Bolden 150 days ago

Edinburgh's answer to Under Milk Wood, with all the delicious ingredients of a Fringe classic. Beautiful poetic script. Performers with charisma who really connect as a team. Imaginative use of props and staging. This show properly achieves what many other Fringe shows set out to do but don't quite manage to deliver.

Alison 150 days ago

Sparkling performance by talented young performers who shine both individually and as an ensemble.

Sara Trotman 154 days ago

Excellent show .All cast members really talented ,script and singing wonderful - I loved the different characters and the performance felt polished and very professional.One of the best things we’ve seen at the Fringe over the last ten years

Sasha Fraser 154 days ago

Brilliant show with a high energy cast that kept the momentum throughout. Writing was beautiful and boarder-line poetic. Would absolutely recommend seeing this show, particularly if you live in/around leith as the references will hold more impact.

Simon Price 154 days ago

Loved this show. It was a sort of 'Under Milk Wood' for Leith. A great cast and some lovely stories sensitively told and interwoven into a lovely piece of theatre.

jesse 155 days ago

A gorgeous and heartfelt piece of theatre that should by all means be a permanent fixture in Edinburgh. Powerful performances from every single cast member - time and time again, as they hop between characters seamlessly yet at blistering speeds - and a series of intertwining stories that will stay with me for a long time.

Lin W 156 days ago

Beautiful words, brilliantly realised by such a talented young cast who seem to love and cherish every role. Highly recommended.

gerard deehan 156 days ago

An absolutely brilliant show performed and directed by an amazing cast and director , the way the five of them seemlessly shifted from one character to another bringing them all to life , from heartbreaking Leith lady of the night , to a french CAT ! was astonishing , the could make me laugh and move me to tears from one scene to the next ! Bravo

Hestia Anderson 157 days ago

A brilliant show full to the brim with heart and wit. An excellent hour of theatre put together by five wonderfully talented actors who absolutely give it their all!

Anna Hutchinson 158 days ago

Fabulous show! All five actors sharing the stage are equal stars and worthy of a great future.

Jen Deery 161 days ago


Gail Cranshaw 164 days ago

A must not miss production reminiscent of Under Mirkwood. Thoroughly professional, accompanied by harmonious singing. Go and watch it!

Sasha Corcashvili 165 days ago

An excellent show! As we were staying in Leith we were interested to see this show and we were very impressed. Well-written, with a variety of likeable, credible, amusing and touching characters, it is an extremely good play! The performers give it life, warmth and wit. All five of them are versatile and talented actors, who can play a cat, a butcher, a prostitute, a drunk and other characters. They should all have great futures on the stage! Highly recommend this show!

Finlay Cassie 166 days ago

Slick, hilarious and heartbreaking, Redcap Theatre take you on journey through the full range of emotions in a show that is frankly a masterpiece, some of the richest writing, sharpest directing, and strongest performances I have ever seen at fringe. Simply a must see!

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Theatre and Art Reviews 153 days ago

The lyrical performance is engaging and entertaining. With a strong message to developers that there are real people who are affected by corporate decisions. Redevelopment affects the heart and soul of communities as well as just the landscape. Every person within these areas need to be considered before the bulldozers appear.

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The Wee Review (3/5 stars) 157 days ago

A finely tuned and loving ode to the vibrant community of Leith, brought to life by a talented cast of graduates

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The Scotsman (3/5 stars) 161 days ago

Staged by a group of recent Napier University graduates, the play – by Laila Noble and Emilie Robson – was inspired by the recent campaign to save Leith Walk from yet more student housing development; but it sidesteps agitprop, and instead draws inspiration from reflective and poetic texts like Under Milk Wood or Wilder’s Our Town, in evoking the many faces of contemporary Leith, both raw and gentrified.

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